Stitch’s Guide to Summer Knitting

Stitch’s Guide to Summer Knitting

Stuck for what to knit or crochet this summer? We’ve got you covered! Just because the weather is warm outside it doesn’t mean you can’t still knit and crochet! The Stitch team have put together a selection of their favourite Spring/Summer 2021 patterns for you to create this summer.

From easy to make patterns to patterns for the more advanced knitter. You’ll be able to discover how to decorate your garden for guests with our bunting, see our favourite blanket you’ll want to wrap around yourself during the chilly post BBQ summer nights and learn how you can make your own on trend cute summer vest!

Happy knitting! 

Rowan Essential Brights - Flamingo 

These patterns are guaranteed to make your outfit pop! This stunning on-trend sleeveless tank top looks gorgeous on its own for hot days and is easy to layer with dresses and tops on the slightly colder days. We’d recommend some knitting experience for this one but if you’re totally fresh to knitting and fancy making your very own tank top check out our blog on how to knit for beginners.

We’ve put together a few inspo pictures on how to style your tank top - they’re so versatile and make the perfect wardrobe staple. ❤

Bloom at Rowan - Cotton Wool by Erika Knight

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We are SO obsessed with this pattern book at Stitch HQ. These gorgeous patterns are made to be used with Rowan’s Cotton Wool, the most gorgeous, softest breathable cotton perfect for summer months. All the fibres in the wool are completely natural and delicate to the skin, making it ideal for babies and mammas. Erika’s modern shapes are designed to accommodate a changing body and the everyday needs of new mothers everywhere. And for baby? Easy to knit, simple projects that are mindful to create whilst waiting for your new arrival and designed to last a lifetime.  

Explore this pattern book to find your next summer project.

Debbie Bliss Simply Crochet - Teresa Bag


In need of a cute bag to throw over your shoulder and take to the beach? Looking for the perfect shopper bag to shop sustainably and pop your groceries in? Look no further! This gorgeous Debbie Bliss pattern will guide you through how to crochet your very own bag. We’d recommend some crocheting experience for this one, however if you’re completely new watch Bev’s learn to crochet videos here where she’ll talk you through starting off your first project. 

Rowan Daydreamer - Hibernate Throw

Okay so we are totally in love with all the patterns in this gorgeous book. It was hard to pick a favourite but we love the hibernate throw! Designed by Chloe Thurlow, this large throw is perfect for wrapping around yourself after a BBQ when it gets a little chilly at night. It’s a project that may take slightly longer than our other suggestions but it’s worth it - we promise. This large throw features clever graduated and colour block stripe details which is achieved by using a slip stitch technique. So with this in mind, once you’ve made your blanket that’ll last a lifetime, light your fire pit, grab a glass of wine or a hot drink and snuggle up outside by wrapping yourself around your very own, handmade cosy throw. 

We recommend using Rowan’s very own Pure Wool Superwash Worsted for this one! 


Stitch’s Betty Cardigan


Perfect for chucking on when it gets a bit chilly in the evening, our cardigan is so versatile and looks gorgeous over any outfit! As we all know english weather is rather unpredictable and it’s always good to have layers handy. This downloadable pattern can be downloaded straight away after your purchase so you can get going right away, we’d recommended using Cotton Wool or Alpaca Soft DK for this one. You can purchase these on our website!

This pattern is for intermediate knitters, however if you fancy giving it a go yourself read our how to knit for beginners guide or pop into the shop for some guidance from the Stitch team!

Our 2021 Summer Kit Pick:

Bunting Knitting Kit

If you’re totally new to knitting then this is the kit for you. Our bunting kit is absolutely perfect for total beginners. It includes everything you need to make your own chunky summer bunting, ideal for pimping out your garden ready for long awaited guests. So, create your very own bunting, pop it up in the garden and pour yourself a well deserved ice cold glass of G&T!